This project by 2nd grade teacher Karen Mensing in Arizona is a strong example of all three levels of the Triple E Framework. Notice that the technology is NOT the focus of the learning, but it is essential in order for the students to fully experience the project. First, Karen engages her 2nd grade students by using technology that helps her students co-engage in the learning experiences (Google Hangouts) so that they can collaborate and construct knowledge with their pen pals. Next, the technology use enhances the learning because it allows the students to interact synchronously with their pen pal, as well as document their learning. Finally, the technology helps to extend their learning outside of the classroom by allowing them to learn from and about other students living in a different place. Connecting the classroom learning goals with real world experiences.
Liz Kolb is a clinical associate professor of education technologies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She works with over 150 preservice teachers every year on integrating technology into K-12 teaching.
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